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in america a second is really relieved undercover video shows another prominent c.n.n. on air talent telling the russia story it holds nothing burger the whole coverage coming out. france of the u.k. pledged their support of the u.s. in syria and the white house but the side i notice will break down those strong words and talk to a chemical weapons but in the end my two experts. we break down some more hearses latest exposé regarding the official narrative behind the trump ministration major escalation in syria.
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it's wednesday june twenty eighth or pm in washington d.c. and you talk to sweets and you're watching r.t. america well just hours ago a new secretly recorded video surfaced this time appearing to show a non-air c.n.n. host dismissing the substance behind the network's heavy coverage of russia's alleged connection to the u.s. election well it's this second undercover video featuring c.n.n. employees on russia in just two days project barrett test founder james o'keefe is behind the videos. there was ario tells us which c.n.n. host is the target of the latest release. it's been one public relations crisis after another this week for c.n.n. first the network retracted a story that tried to draw a connection between a donald trump ally and an investigation into russian funds the story had one anonymous source and in the aftermath three reporters resigned and now this on air host and political commentator van jones caught project veritas undercover camera saying this what do you think's going to happen this week you told russia. what did
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you think of this really. you don't think that's a. good thing and jones you got me i have no idea what is a nothing burger but the video release comes less than two days after project barrett tossed founder james o'keefe exposed another c.n.n. employee this one a producer with descriptive words about cnn's russia coverage i can't understand but honestly. it's just like. the problem with you know we don't know. john. breaux. after the first video the network released a statement saying c.n.n. stands by our medical producer jon bon a field diversity of personal opinion is what makes c.n.n. strong we welcome it and embrace it well here at r.t. we're still waiting to hear back from c.n.n. on the latest video release along with any concrete statement from the network on
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its retracted story the subsequent departure of three employees and attacks on its coverage of the russia trump investigation in general here's what i've been able to dig up so far late friday night c.n.n. tweeted an editor's note saying that on june twenty second c.n.n. dot com published a story connecting anthony's car mucci with investigations into the russian direct investment fund that story did not meet cnn's editorial standards and has been retracted links to the story have been disabled c.n.n. apologizes to mr starr mochi to which he replies c.n.n. did the right thing classy move apology accepted everyone makes mistakes moving on and while i'm sure c.n.n. would like it to be that easy it's not three days later three employees resigned c.n.n. money quoting a spokesman saying that in the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on c.n.n. dot com c.n.n. has accepted the resignations of the employees involved and while c.n.n. president jeff zucker has yet to address the story or the resignations according to
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the new york times citing a c.n.n. network employee who listen to the newsroom conference call and was granted an annuity to describe private remarks sucker said this people are trying to attack us trying to take us down our reputation is everything that is our currency and that's why we have processes in place if you don't follow those procedures you don't work here period right now these attacks are coming in part from project veritas and o'keefe whose own history is muddied with lawsuits involving the techniques of his undercover work and his attacks on mainstream media he warns are not over yet neither is c.n.n.'s frequent coverage of allegations russia hacked the u.s. election because just one day after losing three reporters to a retracted russia story the network hosted a special documentary titled the russian connection inside the attack on democracy in washington simo dollars r e o r t. meanwhile france and the u.k. have pledged to support an american attack on syrian government forces there and
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yes dia of looks now at why washington seems to be ready to put punishment before due process but shah saad has one really bad habit and that habit is and you need does this when he's winning he ruined everything by doing something really stupid for no reason at all. take acids army now crushing slavek state liberating vast swaths of syria and out of the blue comes this the united states is identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the saddam regime i said knows the probable cause and sequences of a chemical attack it's the only thing really right now that could ruin him by giving his enemies the opportunity of a pretext to attack him why would he do it because he's evil the
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murderous syrian dictator bashar assad has been a brutal dictator bashar al assad's a murderous regime in syria assad is the worst kind of brutal war criminal a classic super villain booth stupid and evil yawned any logic the kind of villain batman would go after and and there is not mine. if mr assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons he and his military will pay a heavy price britain is already on board does something really dumb for new reason again the u.k. will join the us in punishing him we think it's absolutely right if we can to prevent the use of chemical weapons and we will fully support any u.s. action if you. you've been following events in syria recently you know they aren't
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kidding the united states has attacked assad five times in what they say is self-defense problem is justifying the per long conflict isn't easy what's the voters don't want another gung ho bombing campaign they learn their lesson after the first few times the international community sick of reckless interventions the only thing left is to wait for asaad to give them a cause and since he's a comic book supervillain well it's just the parts of the script. but in derry investigative reporter seymour hersh best known for exposing the my late massacre of one nine hundred sixty eight and the use of torture at an iraqi prison has released a new explosive report regarding the official narrative behind the truck ministrations major escalation in syria on april sixth of this year the u.s. launched
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a tomahawk missile strike on an air base in syria killing nine civilians and seven soldiers according to the syrian government will trump told so this is at the time he ordered the strike in response to an alleged chemical attack carried out by the syrian government just days before r.t. correspondent on your part until has more on hirsch's reports. years seymour hersh has worked top government sources to expose the darkest secrets of the us military and while public resistance to war like the one being waged on syria has waned hirsch's dedication to correcting the record has not his latest bombshell out a deal well titled trump's red line shatters what's perhaps president trump's most shining moment since taking office when he decided to bomb the syrian military as retaliation for what we were told was a deadly chemical attack carried out by the assad government in the village of qana . there can be no just bute that syria used chemical weapons
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violated its obligations under the chemical weapons convention and ignored the urging of the un security council. however trump statement must be disputed because according to his source is it left to military and intelligence officials bemused with one officer reportedly telling colleagues upon learning of the u.s. strike none of this makes any sense we know that there was no chemical attack the russians are furious the russians were phiri is because according to her they. and there are syrian allies that notified the us of the planned april fourth syrian strike unconscious koon in english and described their target as a high level meeting of jihad as leaders including representatives from groups affiliated with al qaeda franchise in the country keep in mind it live province
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where shaikh hoon is located is currently governed by these groups funded and armed by foreign powers including the united states as alter net points out in the province it rules i'll know has imposed what a leading scholar has described as a taliban like regime that is ethnically cleansed a religious religious and ethnic minorities banned music and established a brutal theocracy in which it publicly executes women accused of adultery hirsch's american sources emphasize the importance of the syrian strike which was reportedly carried out with the russian supplied guided bomb according to a senior intelligence advisor speaking with hersh every operations officer had to know there was something going on the russians gave the syrian air force a guided bomb and that was a rarity there skimpy with their guided bombs and rarely share them with the syrian air force and the syrians assigned their best pilot to the mission with the best
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wingman hersh adds the advance intelligence on the target as supplied by the russians it was given the highest possible score inside the american community according to her she was source quote a bomb damage assessment by the u.s. military later determined that the heat and force of the five hundred pound a syrian bomb triggered a series of secondary explosions that could have generated a huge toxic cloud that began to spread over the town formed by the release of fertilizers disinfectants and other goods stored in the basement of the meeting site and while doctors without. visited victims they say showed symptoms consistent with exposure to serin or similar compounds hersh explains they are quote consistent with the release of a mixture of chemicals including coreen and the organophosphates used in many fertilizers which can cause near toxic effects similar to those of sarin despite
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other obvious questions surrounding the official story for example how assad would even get sarin gas considering the u.n. declared the government had transferred out the last of its chemical weapons supply in two thousand and fourteen trump in the mainstream media rushed to indict the syrian government with trump declaring alongside king abdullah in the rose garden on april sixth that assad had crossed many lines according to her that night trump was presented with four options for the u.s. response one to do nothing which was immediately ruled out too with to strike an airfield after notifying russia and by extension the syrians in order to minimize casualties option three was to target syrian bases and command centers with the u.s. air force and the final option presented was to decapitate the syrian state by bombing assad and his presidential palace trump chose option two though trump apparently at first opposed the decision to warn the russians this account of those fateful
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days in april paints a disturbing portrait of our commander in chief hersh a source described the believe government carried out a chemical attack on contract coon as a fairy tale none the less it's a tale which moved to trump to bomb a sovereign nation and one which despite being hostile to the president on almost every other front the mainstream media has never questioned in washington on your part until r.t. u.s. ambassador to the united nations dickey haley applauded the top administration response to plan were telling tori efforts for countering. possible chemical weapons attack in syria all this comes after the white house released a statement monday night accusing president bashar al assad's military of preparing an attack similar to the one launched back in april well this is what haley had to say at the house foreign affairs committee hearing today i believe that the goal is
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at this point not just to send assad a message to send russia and iran a message that if this happens again. we are putting you on notice. in the april fourth chemical attack in syria the white house responded on april eleventh that it was confident that the attack was committed by president assad's forces that same day ted postol professor of science and technology and national security at mit issued his own report which found that the white house report quote contains absolutely no evidence that would indicate who was the perpetrator of this atrocity and i'm now joined by professor postol to discuss the legitimacy of the u.s. government's claims with regard to the use of chemical weapons in syria thanks for joining us theodore. for everybody so there are obviously you know two sides to this story the u.s. has accused syrian president bashar al assad's military back in april of a chemical weapons attack on civilians and now again this monday said there was
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evidence another attack was in the making but you say there was still no proof the attack back in april was the work of assad's military so tell us what you've been looking into that leads you to believe this. well the white house report issued on april eleventh was issued four days after the april seven. a cruise missile attack from the us against the shah wrought syrian air base and the white house report referred to images of a zero and alleged crater in conch a coon that where the suppose it sound release occurred so this was publicly available information and i quickly was able to find images of and actually videos of people around the crater and one could see
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that first of all nobody who had any idea what they were doing would have cited this kind of evidence as evidence of a nerve agent attack reason is that. the likelihood that a crater like this would be tampered with is essentially certain i mean the people were all over the place in every video i could find including a very early one from april for the date of the attack and when you looked at the crater you could see essentially what looked like a fuse me a piece of pipe. from. one hundred twenty two millimeter rocket and if that were to be the saharan release container which i do not believe it was but it's the only candidate that you would find we can find. it would not be nearly enough seren to cause significant injuries down wind damage i don't know if it was
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a release so well can you also talk about the new york times now with this of what happened back in april and so you're kind of alluding to this what is the significance of the when being reported to blow in the opposite direction that day well the new york times put out a video. based on. what they claim was a forensic analysis of videos and the first i'm sorry to laugh it's because it's so serious the first thing the video does is show you a scene taken from supposedly well it is taken from the north of conscious. looking south and they allege that there were bombings that occurred that day but the clouds show that the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. so how this video was not taken on an april poor and then using that video they then try to generate locations where bombs were supposedly with the bombs supposedly fell
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because they had line of sight from the camera location showing the debris clouds too so they just searched down the line the sights and then presented before and after images of what they claimed were bombing areas and if you look at the before and after images there's no bomb damage so do you have any like any evidence of a five hundred pound bomb anywhere in these before and after photographs interest just ridiculous and so do you think the un's account of what happened in april was simply fabricated by the syrian rebels and well i think it was fabricated by the new york times in this case. there's no evidence in the videos and i think it was there is very substantial evidence that the. rebels fabricated this and also i'm afraid and this is very disturbing is that the
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o.p.c. w. the organization for the prevention of chemical weapons has also broken rules providing information that wrongly suggests that they have evidence of of sciri of salman release in that area when they don't. we have now a videos of of white helmets people who we know are involved with al qaeda and other extremist organizations supposedly collecting saturn samples they collect a salmon sample from a dead goat this dead goat has. greg tracks behind the carcass you can see that this go to has been dragged to the location where the set where this aaron was so supposedly collected in the o.p.c. w. reports that they've detected saharan well
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a serin degradation material on the hairs of the goat and there's no chain of custody the you know the the samples were collected by people who are known to have a political agenda well and as you know we know we were just talking about the white house came out on monday same out there with you know evidence of another chemical attack in the making so what's your take on this as well as you know u.n. ambassador nikki haley there any not only syria but also russia and iran well this is one of the most dangerous things that the white house and ms haley could have possibly done because in effect what they have said they have been but let me they have invited additional salmon attacks by the rebels and let me explain why what they have essentially told the rebels is that any sour an attack that you can pull off or make people believe happened will be blamed on the syrian government and the
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russians they are losing the the rebels are losing the war and the best thing they can do if they can succeed it is to convince the americans to attack the syrian government military because that's the military they're fighting so they're creating an incentive for a false flag attack. and in fact we know that they've already been false flag attacks that is the say attacks that have either that were not by the syrian government but were in fact perpetrated by rebels and quickly i just want to get a last point in here i have about twenty seconds left there was an article in belly cat criticizing your take on a previous syrian chemical attack so we would love to hear what your responses to reporter elliott hagan's nothing mr higginson has produced in the form of forensic evidence has been proven to be correct everything that can be analyzed has been
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shown to be false this is a perfect record he's got one hundred percent record being being wrong. ok all the really appreciate your insight ted post a professor of science and technology and national security at mit thank you so much for joining us today welcome. russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov had strong words for the u.s. following his meeting with his german counterpart discussing the crisis in syria r t s peter oliver has the reports we heard to mr love at all of the russian foreign minister making a number of points and making the rather forcefully as well he said that russia would retaliate and would react to any provocations from the u.s. led coalition in syria he also said to the united states and encourage the united states not to look for a pretext in order to launch strikes against assad government forces in syria
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the main point the russian government is concerned that extremists in syria may attempt to launch some kind of provocation chemical attack in order to try and draw the u.s. into two airstrikes now this is after the united states said that if there was a chemical attack they would launch further attacks themselves against the assad government this is something of course that is deeply worrying to the russian government that was voiced by sergei lavrov we can hear what he said right now. i look at the u.s. experts and they say openly thanks to miss could use these claims by washington might prove occasions and shift the blame on so the syrian government is. well served a level of also went on to say that once again the russian federation called upon the united nations chemical weapons watchdog to launch a full investigation into what happened in live not so long ago that prompted the
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airstrikes from the well the missile strikes from the united states on a syrian air base he said the investigators from the o.c.p. w. haven't actually been to the scene of the alleged chemical attack in it live that they were making their assumptions from far away you called on them to be allowed to go there and carry out a full investigation now there was a message also that came from surrogate allowed for of saying that russia was extremely concerned that back in the early to thousands the u.s. bush administration had falsified information in order to launch a war in iraq and that they wanted to make sure that at the same thing wasn't being done in syria and that we couldn't see we are not going to see a repeat of the terrible scenes we saw in iraq they're still in disarray right now to see those scenes repeated in syria
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a number of very major points from the russian foreign minister there as he was south along side his german counterpart in crowds and are. well that does it for now for more on the stories we've covered go to youtube dot com last r.t. america also check out our web site r t dot com forward slash america you can follow me on twitter at natasha's tweets question more. still good old it. looks. real that this was. a liar is it easier to sit your speeches. for the day like you are going to. be with the police or. is still still a little you know it will kill you so you'll start to see.
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a lot of people are starting to wake up to the idea that our trusted news outlets often spread let's call it biased information this is total news just in people and it's a kind of rude awakening and people are starting to get angry and feel betrayed and now one tax and is mad enough to do something about it cal courtney from bernie texas actually bought a billboard to express his anger over all the big news specifically he called out a.b.c. news because billboard read a.b.c. news i grew up with you we are through the russians did not elect donald trump i did so mr courtney like many americans is sick of a.b.c. harping endlessly hour after hour because of that we publishing all these stories about how trump is some sort of russian plant instead of a president who won fair and square whether you like it or not fox news reached out
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to mr court name who told them that he just watched too much misinformation and is so cool awfully sick of it he said he only. i watched a.b.c. news as a kid growing up in texas but that they've clearly lost touch with america he said i'm not in the brainwashing business but the liberal media is and he is that it's not just the constant harping on the rush of conspiracy theory he said he started to get annoyed with a.b.c. back when bush was president and they constantly told people to hate on him and then when obama became president a.b.c. just loved him handing him to viewers i just feel for claire mr courtney's that he didn't even have anything against obama but the fact of the media just got over him all the time and didn't take him to task like they did bush was maddening and now their constant conspiring to link the president to russia to the point where they are clearly trying to deal with that in mind as presidency entirely is just too much for mr courtney's patients and the billboard he just put up and mr courtney is
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not alone according to a new harvard harris poll a majority of americans are tired of it too sixty four percent of voters that these russian investigations are hurting the country and they want the media and the government to focus on real issues like health care and jobs whether or not the media will stop with their witch hunt long enough to actually hear that remains to be the theme. it's called the future we don't need only. everyone in the world should experience
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